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Our Investing Thesis

The hobby is huge. There is a ton of temptation and FOMO. It's easy to become undisciplined and sloppy in pursuit of making money investing in sports cards.

Our sports card investing thesis is three fold.

1. Don't Chase. The way to make money investing in Sports Cards is NOT to chase the hot players or cards, but to have the ability to identify the NEXT hottest player BEFORE their card prices take off.

2. Stay In The Game. Since each player has a countless amount of cards, it's necessary to stay disciplined in identifying and purchasing cards that will have the ability to rise in value. Go Low / Mid Risk as much as possible. Everyone wants the big names. If the price is already high, then the upside is already baked in. Buy the dip on either the card, the player or both. Have reasonable expectations. Not every card will yield a profit, but overall, if you stay in the game, you should make 20% over the long haul.

3. Be Set Up To Sell. The most overlooked part of profiting in sports card investing is actually being set up to sell your cards. This includes acquiring cards that are frequently transacted, so as to instill confidence in your future buyer by being able to show consistent sales comps. We're not saying not to acquire short prints and variations, but if you're looking to make an ROI quickly, these aren't always the best cards.

There are two windows. The long term window and the flippable window. The long term window is when you believe a player has a season or more of relevant potential "moments" ahead. The flippable window is when a player actually never has to perform well on the field or court, but only has to generate enough "hype" to see an increase in card value.

We know that our background of professional sports front office work and player scouting, high stakes fantasy sports expertise, digital content creation and sales will make our Sports Card Investment Report a critical piece in your pursuit of positive ROI on your Sports Card Investments.

Brett Baty

The Reward

Baty was named to Minor League Baseball's Double-A All-Star Team for the 2022 season. And he is forcing the Mets to make him an everyday player.

He put together a remarkable 2022 season where his ability to hit stole the headlines. The lefty bat went on an absolute tear for Double-A Binghamton, slashing .312/.406/.544/.950 with 106 hits, 19 home runs, 22 doubles, 46 walks, and 59 RBI.

Baty raked in the minors in 2022 and continued to impress the major league ball club with an invite to spring training. He made his major league debut for the Mets in the latter stages of the 2022 season, and with Escobar leaving the door open for Baty, we will see how he handles a short leash.

The Risk

The Short leash is the most significant risk in the short term for Baty. He is struggling with errors which likely won't affect his card values directly, but if he struggles enough to get sent down or to be a bench role, his value will drop. I think there is a value peak on the horizon, but if he has an up and down next few months, the next peak will be later rather than sooner.

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